Sunglasses You Must Own | The star of the day


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As for accessories, sunglasses are timeless. They have the magic power to instantly make anyone look classier and more elegant. It’s no surprise, then, that most people don’t hesitate to slip on a pair whenever they get the chance. Plus, they protect your eyes from UV rays, dust, and wrinkles caused by strabismus in daylight.
Below, we discuss some must-have sunglasses styles to help you navigate the plethora of styles available.

Step into classic cool territory with aviators
Aviators are the most popular style of sunglasses available. They are a classic, will always be in style and you can never go wrong with them. Aviators were first designed by Bausch & Lomb, a New York-based medical equipment manufacturer in 1936 for the United States military, as a lightweight alternative to goggles. The later updated metal-framed version of the prototype was trademarked as the “Ray-Ban Aviator” in 1939.
The lenses are large, inverted teardrop shaped and convex, providing a wide field of vision and therefore superior protection. They have a signature top bar along the brow line.
Originally popularized by pilots, the timeless classic status of aviators was cemented by big-name Hollywood celebrities who donned them in their personal lives and in their movies. Notable mentions include Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Kate Moss, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and many more. More recently, President Joe Biden has been credited with popularizing the style again in 2021, wearing them to every campaign event. So if you had to choose one style of sunglasses, it’s the aviator.

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Wayfarers – classic and versatile
Wayfarer is another staple of classic sunglasses. It’s chic and timeless. Ray-Ban took another credit for classic sunglasses by introducing the wayfarer style in the 1950s. Now almost every brand has this style of sunglasses on sale. Initially the style was popularized by James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy. Later it was also adopted by Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan and many others.
Wayfarer lenses are nearly square with the bottom becoming round. It’s a versatile frame, accentuating almost any face shape with its straight and curved lines and sharp points. These frames are always in style, so you can definitely choose a pair that suits your face and your taste.

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Bring out your feline playfulness with cat eye sunglasses
Cat-eye sunglasses are quite easily identifiable. They have glamour, feline femininity, and best of all, they’re the default style of retro sunglasses. The lenses are characterized by the upper outer curvature of the frame, which extends outward like a cat’s eye, hence the name.
They have an old school charm and come back into fashion almost every other fashion season. Put on a silk scarf, black cat-eye frames and a little black dress, and you’ll look like you’re in an Audrey Hepburn movie. You can get them in almost any color and version in tortoiseshell with leopard prints to add a vintage touch to your look.

Sport/wrap/shield sunglasses for time travel to the future
Known by different names as shown above, shield sunglasses offer a wide field of protection, covering your eyes from back to front. They are perfect for protecting your eyes from dust and sun while providing a futuristic touch to your look.
Shield sunglasses are back in fashion. Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of the hottest brand of 2021, Balenciaga, is pushing for these futuristic hues by placing them in her recent collections. Not to mention that Kim Kardashian, who now wears all Balenciaga, was also seen wearing these sunglasses.

Oversized to fit the trend and hype
Thankfully, the micro/mini sunglasses trend died out quickly and oversized sunglasses are back in style. This time around, the trendiest shades come in various geometric shapes, eyewear styles, and also have a retro touch.
Oversized sunglasses have been seen in almost every new collection in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 seasons, starting with Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Balmain, Prada, Saint Laurent and many more. Think big, bold, out-of-the-box retro frame shapes and colors that are inspired by goggles and offer a very futuristic look.
There are many other styles to choose from such as round, hexagonal, octagonal, bug-eye, clubmaster and many more. To stay on trend for the year, choose oversized versions of your favorite style, the possibilities are endless.

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